Graduate, Registered Nurse Engineering College, England, 1949. Bachelor Economics, University Queensland, Australia, 1966. Master Economics, Australian National University, 1978.
Commissioned captain, Royal Australian Navy, 1969; advanced through grades to rear admiral, Royal Australian Navy, 1979; defense science representative, Australian High Commission, 1975-1976; general manager, Garden Island Dockyard, Sydney, 1976-1978; chief naval materiel, Royal Australian Navy, 1979-1985; chief executive, Institution Engineers, Australia, 1985-1991; managing director, Engineers Australia Proprietary Ltd., Sydney, 1985-1991; director, Blohm and Voss, Canberra, Australia, since 1990.
Member Council National Science and Technology Centre, Canberra, 1988-1998. Secretary general Federation Engineering Institutions, Southeast Asia and Pacific, 1992-1994. Vice president World Federation Engineering Organizations, 1991-1999.
Fellow Australian Academy Technology Sciences and Engineering, Institution Engineers Australia (honorary).
Married Jennifer Uren. Children: Michael, Andrew.